Prior to receiving a promise from God, there are a lot of behind the scene things that occur that most people don’t know about.

The first thing we did was pray. That’s the easy part, but it’s necessary. From the time we prayed to the time we received our desire, it gets a little more difficult. In the in between stages, we had to believe God made this promise available to us through Jesus and maintain our belief. That’s easier said than done. There are thoughts and situations that tempt us to doubt or give up on that desire. If we told people what we believe God for, we may have had to block negative commentary. To maintain our belief, we may have had to continuously confess that we’ve received that desire and read that promise to ourselves from God’s Word.

One of the biggest things we had to do was terminate anxiousness and employ patience during delay. We don’t know how long it’s going to be before we physically receive our desires, therefore, patience is necessary to maintain a positive attitude during delay.

Finally, being led by the Holy Spirit, there were tailor-made steps, fitted for our desire, we took and although they may not have made sense, we did it anyway.

These are the basic things that went on behind the scenes prior to receiving that desire. If you’re in the in between stages of receiving that desire, I encourage you to keep pushing. If you never experienced standing in faith for something, I encourage you to follow these steps to receive your promise from God.

Hebrews 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.